Dionysiou Longinou peri hypsous hypomnema.

Longinus (Dionysius)

Dionysiou Longinou peri hypsous hypomnema.

Dionysii Longini de sublimitate commentarius.

Description: facing Greek and Latin text, engraved frontispiece showing Longinus teaching in library, title in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved headpiece with arms of Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield, and engraved initial to *3 recto, small engraving of Greek manuscript to **4 recto, woodcut initials and ornaments, very light water stain to lower outer blank corner of first two gatherings, tiny worm trail to extreme upper outer corner of one gathering, the odd spot, pp. [xliv], 372, cancelled title, 8vo, contemporary Irish calf, raised bands, gilt-lettered morocco label, small gold-stamped thistle of Kene Percival and his gilt shelfmark at foot of spine, head sympathetically repaired, corners a little bumped, upper joint a bit cracked but firm, couple of minor scratches to upper cover, one corner creased. 18thC engraved armorial bookplate of Kene Perceval, Charles Percival AM's autograph at foot, to front pastedown, Charles's initials inked to verso of ffep, occasional manuscript annotations in his hand.

Publication Details: Dublin [i.e., Amsterdam]: J. Smith & G. Bruce [i.e., R. & J. Wetstein & G. Smith], 1733.

Notes: A very good, clean copy of this very scarce issue, with a Dublin imprint. Unrecorded in major bibliographies, it was entirely produced in Amsterdam for the Irish market. Attributed to the Platonic philosopher Longinus, Peri Hypsous (1st century AD) concerns the principle of the sublime, the elevation of writing style above normal rhetoric, generating a deep emotional and irrational response in the reader. This edition, edited by Zacharias Pearce, has been called 'the most beautiful and correct' (Moss). It comprises the text of the third (Amsterdam, 1733), with a cancelled title. The latter r...more

Bibliography: (ESTC N28412. Not mentioned in Dibdin I, 235, Hoffmann III, 21, Moss II, 225 or Brunet III, 1152)

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Price: £400

Subject: Classics

Published Date: 1733.

Stock Number: 68481

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